Sheppard & McKay FriendshipCharacters:
John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Evan Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan, various OCsPairings:
noneAuthor on LJ: tepringAuthor's Website: noneLink: Scavengers by Tepring
Summary by the author:
This is what happens when you let whumpers request a plot: John Sheppard is kidnapped, shot, forced to aid
hostile aliens in their campaign to steal Ancient technology...and he doesn't even have to step foot off Atlantis to do it. John's really bad day.
"This fic came about as the result of an evening of chatting (and drinking) with some awesome cool GW whumpers at the Chicago SG convention last month. As a frequent whump writer I was given the task of writing a story that included these prompts: Kidnapping, drippy blood, restraints, John's ATA gene in a key role, and John to 'really go off the deep end'. Despite the odd combination, I think I've squeezed everything in in some fashion or other."
And boy, did she squeeze in everything! *ggg* For this one, add thrilling, suspense-packed, resourceful to the usual merits of Tepring's writing (such as good characterization, voices etc). At first it seems to be a little "off" regarding the characters and confusing regarding the events, but keep reading because you won't have to wait long for everything to make more sense with each part you read and then you'll pass the point of no return and you won't be able stop reading. So, don't start this if you should go to bed or to work. ;-)
I also very much like Radek in this and the aspects of "military versus scientist competition" that come to a very satisfying end.
This is set in S5 when John and Rodney are already good friends but despite this they guys are still learning more about themselves and their friedship. Tepring is a master of this. Don't miss this one. ( snippet of ficCollapse )